Law360 recently published an article entitled “Plaintiffs Bar is Steering Truck Crash Cases To Mega Verdicts.” Writer Y. Peter Kang called on Collins & Lacy attorney Scott Wallinger for insight into the trucking industry.
Wallinger told Kang about courtroom dynamics in truck accident trials.
The facts in a trucking accident case involving catastrophic injuries may not be any different than a case that occurred 30 years ago, but now well-trained plaintiffs attorneys are utilizing regional and national networks to make optimal presentations of a case, according to R. Scott Wallinger, head of the trucking defense practice group for Collins & Lacy PC in South Carolina.
“By the time of trial, they have researched their defendants and have talked to lawyers who already had litigation against the defendants, and will present in the courtroom every bit as sophisticated as a Hollywood producer,“ he said.
“The dynamic we are seeing is that the trial attorneys for plaintiffs simply have the ability to make more persuasive presentation, emotionally and otherwise, than could be done with the resources in the past,” Wallinger said.
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R. Scott Wallinger Jr. represents motor carriers, owner-operators, shippers, brokers and insurers in litigation statewide arising from commercial vehicle accidents. For assistance, call (803) 467-0497 or email swallinger(at)collinsandlacy.com.